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Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas Transmission Construction Engineer I - III in Little Rock, Arkansas

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$60,000 - $107,000 a year


Transmission Construction Engineer I - III

Little Rock, AR, USA

Power Production & Delivery

Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC) is an organization with a rich history and a bright future.As a leader in the energy industry we look to our employees to help us grow, change, and provide power to over 500,000 members of our 17 electric distribution cooperatives.

A Transmission Construction Engineer provides the initiative, skills, resourcefulness and responsibility required to give AECC a properly constructed and reliable electrical transmission system. In this position, you will be given the opportunity to work alongside peers who are versatile, enthusiastic, and continuing to strive to push AECC and our mission forward.


  • Provides oversight and coordination to the construction and commissioning of substations, transmission lines, and POD's. Ensures facilities are constructed in a timely, cost effective manner in accordance with construction prints, standards, and specifications. Assists and advises distribution member cooperatives on construction and maintenance of investment credit facilities upon request.

  • Interprets prints, prepares purchase orders and pick lists, interprets engineering specifications, ensures labor and material are on site for construction and maintenance of new transmission and substation facilities, including coordination of inventory to ensure timely completion of maintenance and construction projects.

  • Assists Supervisor with preparation and administration of legal contracts with third party contractors. Interprets and explains plans and contract terms to coworkers and contractors, as needed. Assists in selection and qualification of substation and transmission line contractors, monitors construction progress, and processes contractor invoices for payment.

  • Prepares construction and project schedules, assists with scheduling of resources, and updates stakeholders on major construction and maintenance projects.

  • Provides construction field support, as needed, including, but not limited to: 1) Participating in surveying to lay out installations or establish reference points, grades, or elevations to guide construction, 2) Scheduling and reviewing Q/QC Testing, such as density tests, concrete testing, commission tests, etc. 3) Updating field drawings and design packets to reflect field modifications, in order to accurately represent "As Built" final conditions, 4) Visiting sites to troubleshoot issues as problems are identified by Contractors or Field Personnel. Provides Civil Engineering Expertise to address issues, and works with on-site laborers, as well as design Engineers to implement solutions.

  • Assists with monitoring safety programs for technicians assigned to major construction projects. Coordinates and monitors contractor safety on major construction or maintenance projects. Studies job specifications to determine appropriate construction methods, in accordance with AECC and OSHA Regulations.

  • Prepares and coordinates pre-construction meetings with contractors and force account personnel regarding major construction projects. Prepares construction variance reports, project management metrics, recommendations on labor allocations, and other updates to management personnel for major construction projects

  • Assists with the preparation of the budget items, including budget proposals, work orders, and purchase orders for this area of responsibility.

  • Represents AECC on various EPRI, CRN, and NRECA committees, working groups and advisory councils.

  • Travels to power plants and member system investment credit substations and transmission facilities, as required, providing technical support to Power Delivery and Power Production personnel.

  • The ability to handle stress and work well with others are essential functions of this position.

Minimum Qualifications

  • In pursuant of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act 593, this position is a designated safety-sensitive position according to AECC/AECI standards and processes.

  • As a condition of employment, this position requires a post-offer pre-employment drug test and must be able to pass a DOT physical.

  • Valid Driver’s License.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering or related engineering field. Other Disciplines such as Electrical and Mechanical Engineering will also be considered. Must hold degree from ABET accredited University.

  • Ability to become a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Arkansas.

  • Must have ability to read and interpret design drawings.

  • Must have ability to read and interpret construction specifications and site-specific details.

  • Must be able to travel to various locations throughout the state of Arkansas to complete work assignments. Overnight travel to meetings or work sites is required, up to 50%.

Minimum Experience Required

  • Engineer I: No experience required

  • Engineer II: Minimum 2 years’ experience required

  • Engineer III: Minimum 4 years’ experience required

Preferred Qualifications

  • FE or PE certification. Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Arkansas.

  • Experience with AutoCAD, Civil 3D, PLS-CADD and other software is desirable.

  • Experience with construction planning using Primavera, Microsoft Project and other planning software is desirable.

  • Knowledge of high voltage electricalequipment, substation layouts, and/or HV transmission lines is desirable.


  • 2 Retirement Plan Options

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • 9 Paid holidays

  • Educational assistance

  • Paid time off accruals

  • Short-term disability

  • Long-term disability

  • Free & confidential Employee Assistance Program


Should you elect to apply for this position, AECC/AECI will review your qualifications. If after reviewing the qualifications and experience of all applicants, your skills and credentials meet our needs, someone from our organization may contact you. Please be advised that the time required to complete the applicant review process typically takes between 30 and 90 days, but could extend beyond that. Once the position has been filled, all applicants will be notified via email.

Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation and Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. are Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age or any other protected category.

Job ID 2020-1999

Posted Date 2 months ago (2/3/2020 6:27 PM)

Location : Location US-AR-Little Rock